SHADYSIDE OF OHIO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

February 8, 2022.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  SHADYSIDE, OH – 

The Shadyside Local School District Board of Education (“Board”) has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Shadyside Education Association (“SEA”), which represents the District’s teachers, and the SEA’s bargaining representative, Jonathan Knapp.  The charge, which was filed with Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board, alleges that Mr. Knapp has attempted to restrain and coerce the Board due to its choice of bargaining representative, in violation of Ohio law.  “Mr. Knapp’s personal attacks against the Board’s chosen bargaining representatives are uncalled for and need to stop,” said Board President Dominic DeFelice.  “His behavior undermines the parties’ efforts at achieving a settlement of the contract,” Mr. DeFelice added.  The Board and the SEA have been collectively bargaining over a salary re-opener for the current school year for nearly seven (7) months.  Presently, the parties’ bargaining is under the jurisdiction of a Federal Mediator. 

A copy of the Unfair Labor Practice can be viewed in the document section of the website.